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Cano: “We’ve just got to get the rest of the guys back”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Robinson Cano’s rarely one to say much. Yesterday he quickly shot down questions about Biogenesis and his upcoming free agency, but he did say a little bit about some of the topics you’d expect him to address. Here are a few words from the Yankees best player while we wait for him to bat second in tonight’s All-Star Game.

And don’t forget, we’re going to try a chat tonight.

Robinson CanoOn the state of the Yankees…
“We’ve just got to get the rest of the guys back. We’re still playing pretty good baseball now. We’re not in first place, but I would say that with the guys that we have, we’ve been doing a pretty good job. Now hopefully we get the rest of the guys and we make a run.”

On the injuries…
“I know what I had to face at the beginning of the season, but I just told myself, just go there and don’t try to do too much. Just be the same guy. I’ve been playing my game and that’s what I’m going to do this year, just play my game.”

On his first half…
“I would say it’s a good half. Maybe not like the ones that I had before, but I would say it’s good. When you have to go by yourself with all this kind of stuff, you have to prepare. You don’t have the teammates that you’re used to having in the past, but at the same time you have to appreciate what the guys have done so far.”

On Mariano Rivera…
“I would say he’s one of the greatest in the game. He’s a guy that I always want in the game, never had any problems. The way I look at Mariano, I would say he’s the perfect player. … That’s what you want in your life. You want to be successful, you want to be given respect by everyone in the game and outside the game, and always be humble.”

On being an All-Star again…
“It’s really special. The fans, to name me as a starter in the All Star game, it’s really special. And it’s at home — even if it’s in Gueens, it’s still in New York — so we just want to get it going and put on a good show.”

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47 Responses to “Cano: “We’ve just got to get the rest of the guys back””

  1. Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Back and in 2007 form.

  2. Tackelberry July 16th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    austinmac July 16th, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    Hooray, another Cuban we can ignore unless, of course, he is cheap and not capable of playing in the majors.

    Did someone just question Hal wanting to save money? Have you been on another planet? He intends to reduce the payroll by over $50M next year, and to get the full benefit of being under the cap, in 2015 as well. I know this because I read.

    _________________________________________

    Are you naive enough to beleive everything you read?

  3. UpState July 16th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    UpState July 16th, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    austinmac July 16th, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    I don’t mind if we can trade our soon to be departing players for other soon to be departing players. Personally, I would prefer they be traded for longer term solutions.
    =======================================

    Unfortunately – the LT solutions will likely be impacted by the ever-present 189.

    (repost)

  4. blake July 16th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    “f the Marlins, for Stanton, asked for two of DePaula, Ramirez, Pineda and Sanchez and Murphy, would you do it?”

    I would hate to have to make that decision in real life….

  5. pat July 16th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    And if the Yankees were too stupid or too self-interested to revise his contract to indicate that if he was ever exposed using PEDs again, his contract would be void, then they deserve whatever they ge.

    and why exactly would Alex agree to revise a guaranteed contract?

  6. blake July 16th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    “We’ve just got to get the rest of the guys back”

    and build a time machine

  7. UpState July 16th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    “…He intends to reduce the payroll by over $50M next year, and to get the full benefit of being under the cap, in 2015 as well…”

    ——————-

    Was always under the impression that the 189 for 2014 would satisfy the ‘rules’ to re-coil the Luxury Tax rate.

    Thought 2015 was ‘back to the lower rate….and then there’d be FA’s waiting for us to consider them !

  8. blake July 16th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    “And if the Yankees were too stupid or too self-interested to revise his contract to indicate that if he was ever exposed using PEDs again, his contract would be void, then they deserve whatever they get.”

    I used to think this as well….but since I’ve learned that you really can’t do this. The league wouldn’t approve such language in a contract because the PED penalties are collectively bargained in the CBA…..

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 16th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    “and why exactly would Alex agree to revise a guaranteed contract?”

    If for no other reason, then to prove to them that he was truly penitent for what he had done and for all of he turmoil and controversy he had visited upon the team from the day he was brought on. A show of good faith.

    Maybe had that happened, Biogenesis would not have happened. No way to know for sure of course. And yes, I am taking it as a given that Biogenesis did happen.

  10. Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    “I would hate to have to make that decision in real life….”

    If the Hal’s instructions were that every prospect would get limited time to show what they could do before moving on to a veteran option (no matter how high their upside is), I would do it, even though in my ideal world, I would prefer to develop from within given how many holes and developing holes are on the roster.

    I would try to keep one of Sanchez or DePaula since they appear to have the most upside, probably by a lot.

  11. blake July 16th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    The league and union wouldn’t allow the Yankees to put a clause like that into his contract even if Alex agreed to it.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 16th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    “I used to think this as well….but since I’ve learned that you really can’t do this. The league wouldn’t approve such language in a contract because the PED penalties are collectively bargained in the CBA…..”

    Great point blake. Well that takes care of that.

  13. Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    CBAs supersede individual contracts.

  14. blake July 16th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    the plus in doing a deal like that for Stanton is that you get Stanton…..a true young star player…..then downside though is that you really no longer have anything to build around him with. I’m just not sure it makes them a better team long term…..a more interesting team maybe…..but better?

  15. austinmac July 16th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I believe Hal’s quotes. He said he intended to go under the cap. Do you read newspapers?

  16. charlestonchew July 16th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Ah, yes, “Gueens.”

  17. pat July 16th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    DPLennon
    Re: Biogenesis, union ex dir. Michael Weiner said expects discussions w/ MLB during the next month (w/ suspensions) and appeals not til Sept

  18. G. Love July 16th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I’ll trade Sanchez, Ramirez, Banuelos and Mason Williams for Stanton right now.

    He’s 23 years old. He’s a middle of the order franchise player and he’s an OF’er where we are paper thin.

    You can get win with an OF of Stanton in RF, Gardner in LF and a platoon of Ichiro/Wells in LF.

    And you’d still have Slade and Austin to come take over LF eventually.

    As for losing Sanchez, he’s a long ways away and with Girardi the manager add 2 years to that.

  19. blake July 16th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    “I’ll trade Sanchez, Ramirez, Banuelos and Mason Williams for Stanton right now.”

    I would too….I think the Marlins could beat that though and probably would if he were made available. This time next year that could be a great package…..right now though it’s just ok.

  20. Rich in NJ July 16th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    “As for losing Sanchez, he’s a long ways away and with Girardi the manager add 2 years to that.”

    Girardi is way better at his job than Cashman is at his, but if he isn’t willing to develop Murphy/Sanchez, I would not keep him.

  21. G. Love July 16th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    blake,

    How would getting Stanton for the top 3-4 prospects plus filler not make them a great team?

    You re-sign Cano (Stanton’s $ don’t effect that) and you have Gardner, Cano, Stanton set in stone. They can sign a 3b, you can’t move Tex and maybe extend the budget to go sign McCann or hope JR Murphy makes the jump who will still be in the system if you trade Sanchez.

    Imagine this lineup;

    CF – Gardner
    SS – Jeter/Nunez
    2b – Cano
    RF – Stanton
    C – McCann or Stewie/Murphy
    1b – Tex
    3b – Arod/free agent/Musty
    DH – Rotating, but mostly a healthy Boesch who is our 5th OF
    LF – Ichiro/Wells (with Almonte in reserve and rookies left from Stanton trade still in system.)

    If Stanton hits the market the Yankees should let the Marlins pick 5 names from the system and make the deal. It changes the franchise.

  22. MTU July 16th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    3 @ Bahston

    4 @ Rangers

    3 vs Rays

    2 @ Dodgers

    We’d better have have a healthy Jeter, A-Rod, ++ to deal with that sequence.

    Cashman should be burnin’ up the cell towers.

  23. Niblick July 16th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Not likely to be better than 5-7 in the next 12.

  24. Mike in Harrisburg July 16th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I agree with you G. Love. Unfortunately I would expect a slew of other teams would be willing to say the same thing, and have better names to pick from.

  25. MTU July 16th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Got to head out for a while.

    catch u all later.

  26. G. Love July 16th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    And sure, other teams could outbid us for Stanton. Rangers offer would be top heavy whereas we could give the deeper offer. But Rangers are about to drop some prospects for Garza.

    Red Sox also could do a top heavy offer but I think they won’t trade Bogaerts for anyone. Middlebrooks doesn’t get that deal done. Neither does Iglesias.

    Gary Sanchez probably gets the Marlins excited enough to listen and pick 4 more of our top guys. It would hurt, but we’d have a 23yo franchise talent in the middle of the order who would devour Yankee Stadium.

    The Marlins will probably wait though – I could only imagine them agreeing to trade Stanton to the Yankees for a boatload of prospects and Selig cancelling the deal under the “best interests of baseball” provision or something.

  27. blake July 16th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    “How would getting Stanton for the top 3-4 prospects plus filler not make them a great team?”

    it could….just depends on what else they did though. Cano/Stanton and the old dudes wouldn’t be a recipe for long term success…..and in that deal mentioned you’re dealing away, Depaula, JRam and Pineda so a big chunk of your young pitching is gone……

    Also you’re proposing they sign Cano, McCann and a 3B……I’m all for that but Hal would have to change coarse on his budget……hey if they could get Giancarlo AND spend money then sign me up for that..;…..but it’s the get Giancarlo and then pinch pennies plan that I’d be worried about .

  28. blake July 16th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    if the Marlins made Stanton available I think Texas would offer Profar + up pretty quick….

  29. kd July 16th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    my two cents: out of respect for jeter, pettitte and mo i hope they try to trade for a bat. those three deserve a playoff run

    stanton would be a dream, but it seems like other teams could out-prospect us. how about CarGo?

  30. G. Love July 16th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    blake,

    Honestly, everything hinges on this Arod mess. If he gets suspended and the Yankees don’t have to pay him or he gets banned for life and they are out of the money or if he medically retires, I expect them to reinvest those $.

    If they don’t reinvest those $, it would go down as the biggest slap in the face to Yankee fans by ownership in a long time.

    If Arod hangs on though and stays on the active roster, we’re in trouble.

    And sure, the Rangers could offer Profar, but he’s not exactly tearing it up yet and the Marlins always do quantity over quality in these deals. They want lots of depth, not the top guy and what’s left in the system.

  31. Chip July 16th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    G. Love July 16th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    blake,

    Honestly, everything hinges on this Arod mess. If he gets suspended and the Yankees don’t have to pay him or he gets banned for life and they are out of the money or if he medically retires, I expect them to reinvest those $.

    If they don’t reinvest those $, it would go down as the biggest slap in the face to Yankee fans by ownership in a long time.

    If Arod hangs on though and stays on the active roster, we’re in trouble.
    ——————

    Alex is not retiring
    Alex is not being banned from the game

    Alex Rodriguez will play out the remainder of his contract because there is no reason for him not to.

    At this point, with the way the Yankees have gone out of their way to paint him as a villain what possible incentive is there for Alex to say “know what, I’m not the player I was, I’m just going to call it a career and let you guys have some financial flexibility.” At this point, if I was in his shoes, I wouldn’t care if the Yankees made me a right handed pinch hitter, I would sit on that bench signing baseballs all day long and just keep collecting the checks.

    Maybe they work on a sort of Bobby Bonnilla type deal with him, but again, the Yankees have given Alex no reason to want to help the organization.

  32. blake July 16th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    “If Arod hangs on though and stays on the active roster, we’re in trouble.”

    it’ll be tough unless the owner changes his mind.

  33. Giuseppe Franco July 16th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    kd July 16th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    my two cents: out of respect for jeter, pettitte and mo i hope they try to trade for a bat. those three deserve a playoff run

    ———

    But shouldn’t they do what is best for the organization over the long term?

    Those guys have plenty of hardware on their mantles. What difference does one more playoff run make?

    If they continue to spin their wheels instead of making a concerted effort to fix what is broken – then we are going to be in the very same boat a year from now when Mo and Pettitte are gone.

    I’d rather see them try to fix it sooner rather than later and this is a golden opportunity to make inwards towards building for the future.

  34. Chip July 16th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    As for Stanton…just as I believe the Yankees have too many holes to give Robinson Cano an 8 year deal in the range of $26 million/year given their budget I believe they have too many holes to trade 3 or 4 of their best prospects for one player given their struggles in player development.

  35. ManningRules July 16th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Blake is exactly correct.

    There are 15 teams that can put together better packages now. It’s not about the “Yankees have the prospects to get it done”, but rather do the Yankees have the prospects to beat out Texas, Boston, Detroit, ect…
    The answer is no. Not where they are in they’re development of these guys – they’re too far away from immediate contribution.
    The Rangers could include Profar+
    Boston could include Jackie Bradley and Boegarts+

    If they’re better or “higher upside” or not – the Yankee prospects are further away from helping now.

  36. ManningRules July 16th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    And hello. Been following awhile, but never registered.

  37. Chip July 16th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    blake July 16th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    “If Arod hangs on though and stays on the active roster, we’re in trouble.”

    it’ll be tough unless the owner changes his mind.
    —————–

    If the Yankees give Cano a big money deal and Tex, CC and Alex all continue to regress this team is in a lot of trouble for a very long time.

  38. champ809 July 16th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Think about this…what was the offer that the Marlins received for Miggy?

    A Stanton offer would be similar….

    That offer was headlined by Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller and rounded out with Burke Badenhop, Dallas Trahorn, Mike Rabelo and Frankie de la Cruz…..wow!!!!

    Sanchez, Mason Williams, JRam and Banny would be an overpay compared to that. I’d hate to give that up but the idea of Cano-Stanton in the 3-4 spots for the next 6/7 years is intriguing

  39. ManningRules July 16th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    “If the Yankees give Cano a big money deal and Tex, CC and Alex all continue to regress this team is in a lot of trouble for a very long time.”

    Exactly correct. How this is even a question among fans boggles my mind.

  40. ConcernedCitizen July 16th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    We’re not in a position to think longterm right now for all the reasons people are listing. If we make a trade, it’ll probably be for a rent-a-bat, and it sounds like that isn’t even going to happen.

  41. ManningRules July 16th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    “Think about this…what was the offer that the Marlins received for Miggy?”

    That Miggy and the currently Miggy are not the same player. Believe it or not, that trade was more about Williss than it was Cabrerra.

    If the Marlins accepted that offer – all of which includes one/two guys that MIGHT contribute in 2014, I’d drive them all there and buy them all lunch on the way.

  42. Chip July 16th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    champ809 July 16th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Think about this…what was the offer that the Marlins received for Miggy?

    A Stanton offer would be similar….

    That offer was headlined by Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller and rounded out with Burke Badenhop, Dallas Trahorn, Mike Rabelo and Frankie de la Cruz…..wow!!!!

    Sanchez, Mason Williams, JRam and Banny would be an overpay compared to that. I’d hate to give that up but the idea of Cano-Stanton in the 3-4 spots for the next 6/7 years is intriguing
    ————————-

    You’re forgetting a couple of things:

    1. Detroit had to take back Dontrelle Willis and his contract
    2. The Marlins traded Cabrera because they couldn’t afford to pay him as he was a year away from free agency.

    Stanton is not that close to free agency and they don’t have other bad contracts on the books.

  43. pat July 16th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    EricFisherSBJ
    Despite failing health, Weiner can still joke. “I understand Bud was on Letterman last night and all the suspensions have been meted out.”

  44. Chip July 16th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    The Yankees have never been a “think long term” kind of team.

  45. Tyler July 16th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    That offer was headlined by Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller and rounded out with Burke Badenhop, Dallas Trahorn, Mike Rabelo and Frankie de la Cruz…..wow!!!!
    ——————————————————————————————————

    Maybin and Miller haven’t come close to living up to their potential but I think they might have both been rated as top 20 prospects at that time. The package didn’t work out but those 2 were pretty big names.

  46. Chip July 16th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    With the Yankees, for as long as I can remember, it was get the guys you need to get and worry about next year next year. Whether that was in reference to replacing a young player you just traded and might need next year (Russ Davis when Boggs was getting older) or if it meant that the guy you were bringing in was going to block someone (Scott Brosuis coming in with Mike Lowell and Drew Henson in the minors)

    Sometimes that philosophy worked and some of the time it didn’t. But the philosophy was never to punt the current season and look towards the future which is why I don’t see the team engaging in a firesale this month.

    If they trade someone like Hughes it will be for an asset that can help them as much now as down the road.

  47. blake July 16th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    “Think about this…what was the offer that the Marlins received for Miggy?”

    Miggy was closer to free agency than Staton is and Cameron Maybin and Andrew Milller were big time prospects at the time who were both close to ready for the big leagues…..what happened to their careers is irrelevant…..it’s not all that similar with regards to the Marlins and Yankees now.

    “And hello. Been following awhile, but never registered.”

    welcome


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